Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products among South Carolina areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,940
25th Percentile Wage
$42,760
50th Percentile Wage
$56,610
75th Percentile Wage
$75,810
90th Percentile Wage
$95,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.32
25th Percentile Wage
$20.56
50th Percentile Wage
$27.21
75th Percentile Wage
$36.45
90th Percentile Wage
$46.13

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.13. The median hourly salary is $27.21. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.32.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,6100.53%4.19%
201556,3101.17%-
201455,6503.27%-
201353,830-0.76%-
201254,240--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of South Carolina ranges from $45,640 to $64,360. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in South Carolina is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $64,360. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville (mean annual salary $63,210). The lowest paying area is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Augusta-Richmond County
$64,360
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$63,210
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$61,300
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$61,040
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$60,330
Spartanburg
$57,040
Anderson
$56,690
Sumter
$56,450
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$55,300
Florence
$52,850
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$49,890
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$48,400
Columbia
$48,340
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$45,640



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